The Hamptons

The Hamptons season runs Memorial Day Weekend – End of September.  Check out the homepage for our other locations!

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Hamptons Free Ride runs 7 days a week from 9 to 6.  There are routes in Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, and Southampton. Learn more by clicking “Routes.”

Hamptons Free Ride Blog

We hope you had a fun ride!

It isn’t over yet, but it’s been a great season in the Hamptons.  We gave more rides and more giveaways than ever and our new  photobooth was hit.   You might find yourself, if you snapped a selfie this summer!

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We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, who offered some great giveaways and designed some really cool cars. There’s a new album up on our facebook page that shows all of the cars.  Or poke around in pics ad vids.

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Free Ride Instagram Contest!

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Win a #Free swag bag! It’s easy to enter, and you could walk away with a bag stuffed with all of our best giveaways from the summer.

1 – Look for a Free Ride car in Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk or Southampton, NY.

2 – Take a picture

3 – Post the picture to instagram @Hamptnsfreeride with #TheFreeRide

Three winners will be chosen on Labor Day.  Good Luck!

Vanilla Ice in Montauk!

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The Free Ride is teaming up with National Geographic, The Sloppy Tuna, and Vanilla Ice (AKA Rob Van Winkle), for the ultimate #TBT Party!  Huh!?

“The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?” is a three night mini-series airing on the NatGeo Channel on July 6th.  NatGeo is promoting the TV Event with Free Ride shuttles in The Hamptons and on the Jersey Shore.  In addition, to kick off the TV series, they’ve also planned an Ultimate #TBT party with Vanilla Ice at The Sloppy Tuna.  There will be a ’90s costume contest, ice luges, life-sized Jenga, a photobooth, tons of giveaways, and raffle with prizes like N64, Furby, and Tickle-Me-Elmo.  Sounds like da bomb, right?

 

Hamptons Free Ride Annual Launch Party

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Come one, come all.  The Free Ride is doing it’s annual summer launch party at The Blue Parrot in East Hampton.  Guests will be offered free beer, compliments of Dos Equis, food, and a ton of giveaways.  Joe Van Asco will be performing live.  We hope you can make it!

Memorial Day Weekend: Hamptons Summer Kickoff 2014

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We know you’ve been counting down the weeks, days, and minutes until the official start of the summer season (better known as MDW),  and we are just as excited that it’s finally arrived. Our Summer 2014 Hamptons Free Ride season kicks off this Saturday, May 24, providing rides and giveaways throughout Southampton, East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk.

With the start of our fourth Hamptons season, we’re back with the same amazing TFR experience and some new exciting updates. If you didn’t catch the news in last weekend’s New York Post article, we’ve taken the #selfie craze to the next level and have installed selfie machines in our cars, allowing you to snap and share your best #TFRselfies on your favorite social media sites. We always love to hear about your TFR experience so don’t forget to Tweet or Instagram us @HamptnsFreeRide.

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As you already know, taking a Free Ride isn’t your typical transportation experience. We’ve got the best local drivers to give you the latest scoop on all the things to do and see this weekend. Be sure to ask your driver for dining and nightlife suggestions–they will even hook you up with exclusive local discounts.

With all the people to see and parties to attend, know that you can count on The Free Ride for an easy and fun way around The Hamptons this weekend. Be sure to check out our routes page to see all the pickup and drop-off locations around the towns. Here’s to another epic summer with The Free Ride!

Combining OOH, Sponsorship, Street Teams and Social Media

 

   Wins, In Various Ways  

There’s a lot to a Free Ride campaign.  We’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of clients since our first season, and with each client has come new ideas.  Businesses all have different goals, which has inspired us to develop innovative ways to reach potential customers.  After catching up with our clients from this past year a few things have stood out that we’re proud to report.

   Earned Media

There’s nothing better than when we see people tweeting and ‘gramming from the cars.  “Thanks for the Vita Coco” ends up being an advertisement that the consumer gifts back to the brand.  Photos have appeared on devices all over the world.  It’s an experience people love to share, and we’ve seen photos garner millions of impressions beyond the geographic area.

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   Sampling

People love samples, and we love giving them.  From drinks to branded towels, the consumer loves, and remembers, a gift.  We can happily share, that beach bags that we distributed in 2012, were still resurfacing this summer.  By putting the service to work as a mobile street team, brands can reach consumers in creative and memorable ways.

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Doritos Runs Shuttles at HIFF

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The Free Ride teamed up with Doritos at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.  Filmmakers, directors, members of the press and movie-goers got to enjoy free rides and free doritos in East Hampton, all weekend long.  Doritos is kicking off its Crash The Super Bowl contest, that awards $1 Million and a chance to work on the new Marvel Avengers movie, to the best commercial.

Our Sponsors Made A Splash – Advertising in the Hamptons

You Could Win a Free Theodora and Callum Scarf!

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This Labor Day weekend The Free Ride partnered up with Theodora and Callum  to raffle some of their beautiful scarves.  Either hop aboard and sign up via Ipad or email “Join The Mailing List” to TandCRaffle@hamptonsfreeride.com.  To take a look at the scarves stop by Theodora and Callum in East Hampton.  Good Luck!

Bringing Green, OOH Advertising to the Big Apple

 

Electric, OOH shuttles in Times Square

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It couldn’t have been a better day.  The weather was perfect, Bryant Park was packed, there wasn’t much traffic, and people were looking.

Last week, we took the Heineken Light car into NYC.  We took some friends around, met with the folks at Heineken, and did a couple out-of-the-ordinary presentations.  The response was great.  Although we couldn’t offer the same service as we do in the Hamptons, we got a lot of people, to laugh, smile and wave.  We’re hoping to have a couple cars in for experiential activations in the city this fall.

What is a Free Ride?

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Local artist, Scott Bluedorn, of Neoteric Gallery in Amagansett recently put together this informative illustration of how the Free Ride works.  Thanks, Scott!

The Most Stylish Way To Get To The Beach in the Hamptons

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This July Hamptons Free Ride teamed up with Top Shelf Clothes to provide free, electric rides to Main Beach in East Hampton.  Top Shelf Clothes is an exciting new stylist site that lets users mix and match with what they already own.  Use invite code: StyleRide to check it out!

Massages in the Hamptons

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The Free Ride  has partnered up with Zeel.com to offer $25 off in-home massages.  The new app allows users to request a massage in-home, on-demand.  The service is available in the Hamptons and NYC!  Just use discount code FREERIDE

Vita Coco Hydrates the Troops in Montauk

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Our driver, Brian Powell, stopped by with some necessary refreshments during a recent Military training on the beaches in Montauk.